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The goal of Will-South Cook Soil & Water is to continue to be an integral part of the Conservation Movement led by members of the community. Together we can achieve a sustainable impact.

Save the Date!
2024 Recognition Dinner
Thursday August 1, 2024 - 5:30 pm

Providing Leadership in Resource Management Since 1946.

The Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District, organized in 1946, is one of 98 Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts empowered by state law to provide help and information about soil, water, and related natural resources. The District encompasses all of Will County and the portion of Cook County that lies south of 22nd Street.

The District works together with the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help district residents conserve, develop, manage, and wisely use land, water, and related resources.


The District and NRCS provide assistance to land managers, county and local governments, organized groups, and local communities; based on a combination of national, state, local, and community needs and concerns.


The Primary Resource Concerns Of
The Will-South Cook Soil & Water Conservation District Include:

Soil Erosion &
Sediment Control

The SWCD provides SESC Plan Review and Inspection services.



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Natural Resource Management

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Farmland Preservation

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Conservation Education

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Board of Directors

Rob Ogalla


Jim Robbins

Vice Chair

Traci Jungles


Roger Bettenhausen


Corey Johnson


The Will-South Cook Soil & Water Conservation District meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the district office, located at 1201 S. Gougar Road in New Lenox, IL. Board meetings are open to the public. Please contact the office to confirm meeting times if you plan to attend.

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